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Technology

New iPhone ready for debut — and a big change

Apple is set to release its new generation of iPhone next week and leaked documents show the phone won’t have an earphone jack. The new headphones will use the Lightning charging port and the phone will come with an adapter for users who want to keep upgraded headphones.

Workplace

KC area jobs report: IT down, manufacturing up

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports small job growth in the Kansas City metropolitan area from June 2016 to July 2017. Information services posted the biggest percentage decline among major job sectors. Manufacturing and professional and business services were the big percentage gainers.

Business

H&R Block promises changes, cancels traditional December tax season preview

The Kansas City-based tax preparation company said it wants to remain focused on halting its loss of customers after suffering its worst season in years. Canceling the December meeting with analysts also means rivals won’t get a hint at the fundamental marketing and other changes the tax preparation company has planned. Block also reported revenue losses in its seasonally slow first quarter, which ended July 31.

Cityscape

Kansas, Kansas City restaurant, grocery store health inspections for Aug. 31

Area restaurant and grocery stores with 7 or more critical or priority violations: Abarrotes Delicias, Ali Halal Deli, Blazers Restaurant, China 1, China Wok, Em Chamas Brazilian Grill, Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, 54 Street Bar & Grill, Fred P. Ott’s on the Plaza, Fusion Buffet, Gram & Dun, KC Rainbow, Jazz A Louisiana Kitchen in KCK, Jose Pepper’s Liberty, Las Islas Maria’s, Le Peep, The Melting Pot, Peking Garden, Pizza Shoppe, Prime Sushi, Rooster’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Superstore, Taco Republic, Whole Foods, and Winstead’s

Videos

Seniors show increasing interest in gun practice

At the Frontier Justice shooting range in Lee's Summit, quite a proportion of Tuesday's customers are seniors. The statistics from the National Rifle Association shows more and more older people are acquiring guns for recreational pleasure as well as self-protection.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Seniors show increasing interest in gun practice 2:16

Seniors show increasing interest in gun practice

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White House weighs in on EpiPen pricing

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Taking on the LLC tax exemption in Kansas

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KC Needlepoint in Waldo